Houston Methodist Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Houston Methodist is the only major teaching hospital in Texas on the list.
Houston Methodist has been named one of Houston’s “Healthiest Employers” for 2013 by the Houston Business Journal. Houston Methodist, which has more than 14,000 employees, was named No. 2 on the list of companies with more than 5,000 employees. Companies were ranked based on their culture and leadership commitment, communications and marketing, foundational components, report and analysis and strategic planning.
For the eighth year in a row, Houston Methodist is ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” remaining the only hospital system ranked in Texas.
Houston Methodist has been named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” for 2012 by the Houston Business Journal, making the list for the eighth time. Houston Methodist, which has more than 14,000 employees, was named No. 6 on the list of companies with more than 501 employees in the city.
Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston has received the 2012 Magnet Prize Honors Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Cerner Corporation for its success in reducing sepsis-related mortality.
The Methodist Neurological Institute’s Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, the largest stroke unit in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, is the first hospital in the United States to receive a comprehensive stroke center certification by DNV Healthcare Inc.
Houston Methodist Hospital ranked among the country’s top hospitals in 12 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 America’s “Best Hospitals” issue, and was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas.
Houston Methodist Hospital has once again earned national recognition for its efforts to keep patients safe. Houston Methodist has been named a “Hospital Safety Superstar” by AARP The Magazine and The Leapfrog Group, which rates hospitals on safety and resource use.
With its Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog rates institutions on 26 measures of safety — including "never events," infection rates from IV and catheter lines, secondary infections and hospital-acquired conditions like pressure ulcers and air embolisms.
Houston Methodist is one of only four hospitals in Texas, and the only one in Houston, listed among the “Safety Superstars.” The full list appears in the April-May issue of AARP The Magazine.
Note: The Leapfrog Group announced updated safety grades for patient safety, once again Houston Methodist Hospital has received an “A”.
The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) has selected Houston Methodist Hospital to receive the ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy, created to recognize units and/or organizations that promote specialty nursing certification. The Awards and Recognition Committee cited several efforts at Houston Methodist it considered exceptional. “The percentage of direct care RNs and the nursing managers who are certified is outstanding,” it said. “The campaign entitled ‘Catch the Fever’ to encourage a healthy ongoing competition and recognition program for currently certified nurses and staff members looking to obtain certification is truly new and innovative.”